Book Marks

by Alejandra on June 10, 2008

First, the introduction. My name is Alejandra and I blogged at Craft Tutorials a couple of times before the site changed. And now I’m back! :-D I live in Honduras and love to craft. I knit, crochet, make jewelry and play with pretty much anything craft related that I come across.

Now the bookmarks…

I don’t know about you, but I’m the kind of girl that uses anything I find as a bookmark… Bills, receipts, a piece of yarn or a piece of paper…

Anything would do when I’m reading a book… But I’ve always loved those ribbon beaded bookmarks that I’ve seen at my local bookstore… But paying 10 dollars for something that I can easily make for a couple of bucks is out of the question… I’ve told myself dozens of times, “You can make that… or even prettier…” but I’m just lazy.

So, I used Craft Tutorials as an excuse and finally did it!

Easy Peasy Bookmark

Ribbon (lenght is up to you, i used around 13 inches…)

2 Jump rings

Thread and Needle

Beading wire

Lampwork beads


Star charm

Teeny tiny swarovsky crystals if needed.

First, obviously cut your ribbon….

Then pass it through a jump ring…

Now, this is probably the most work involved in it… You have to sew the ribbon so the jump ring won’t fall off… what I did is sew around the jump ring like this.

Cut the excess ribbon and the thread and repeat on the other side.

Once you have both sides ready, get one of the pins and make a dangly thingie :-P with a lampwork bead and maybe the swarovsky crystals (in case the hole in the bead is too big for the pin… )

Attach it to jump ring and close it with a nice round loop.

Trim the excess wire and do the same on the other side. I used a different bead and added a Sterling silver Star charm.

And finally, enjoy! Cute and easy!

Mine is girly and silly, but you can use any beads you like… with the wide selection of charms online and everywhere you could make one for every book-lover in your life… not just corny like me… :-P


Tiff@Three Peas June 11, 2008 at 12:50 am

That’s looks so easy to do! Thanks for the tutorial. THis will be something my daughter and I can do together!

Sharon June 11, 2008 at 3:45 am

I love it! I’m gonna start cranking these out right now!
What a great stocking stuffer idea!

Charmaine December 13, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Thanks. I have taken your idea and started making bookmarks as gifts for friends. They think I’ve spent a lot of money at some fancy gift shop and are always surprised when I tell them I made it. Of course, I don’t tell them how easy it was.

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